Chetco Bar Fire Update October 16, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Update October 16, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

The Chetco Bar FaceBook page is no longer being updated. Information will continue to be posted on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FaceBook page, the link can be found below. Officials flew the fire yesterday and the only smoke observed was in the Wheeler Creek drainage and a small puff on Mt. Emily. After multiple warm, dry, and windy days over the fire area, this minimal fire activity is good news. The fire continues to slowly back down to the FR240 Road where firefighters are working to extinguish any areas of heat. Specially trained groups of tree fallers continue working on the 1376 Road to clear it of all Burned Area Emergency Response identified hazard trees. By this afternoon, 6 road graders will be working to repair roads within the fire area. Additional suppression repair work was identified yesterday; fire personnel will begin work on the area today. The Type 3 organization that is currently managing the Chetco Bar Fire is preparing to transition the fire to a…
Source: InsiWeb

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